Coming out this weekend: Tron Legacy, How Do You Know?, The Fighter, and Yogi Bear.
Why this movie isn’t in the Wednesday release club, I don’t know, because I really think it could have a chance at being huge. The original Tron was huge when it first came out in 1982 and this new one came within a hair’s breadth of being the first real 3D movie (unfortunately it lost to the pretty but generically storied Avatar). Garret Hedlund and Olivia Wilde are awesome – we already know that thanks to Four Brothers and House, plus we’ve got all that awesome stuff like light cycles and glowy outfits. They’re deliberately vague on the plot, so I’m reserving judgment on that, but I’m still pretty excited about seeing this movie on Friday.
HOW DO YOU KNOW?
This movie looks cute. I really like Paul Rudd and I really find Owen Wilson annoying, so it’s nice to see Owen Wilson in something where he loses the girl to Paul Rudd. Reece Witherspoon has been in at least half a dozen rom coms before, so obviously she knows what she’s doing, and Jack Nicholson is, well, Jack freaking Nicholson. So I expect this movie is a pretty solid bet if you want cute, funny, romantic, etc. I’d totally see it this week if it weren’t competing with Tron Legacy, which looks AWESOME! So I guess I’ll rent it later. Probably. If I remember.
Ugh, another boxing movie? Oh he loses some fights. Oh he wants to make a comeback. Oh the odds are against him. Oh but he he’s got HEART. Just because it’s inspired by or based on a true story doesn’t make it not the same exact story every single time. Yes Christian Bale went and lost a lot of weight again. Yes Mark Wahlberg is cute, but there’s no way I’m shelling out money for a ticket for this movie when I can rent Rocky for like 99 cents. Not that I would. I don’t even like boxing movies. Make a movie about another sport for once. Lawn darts. Skeleton. Anything.
I used to watch the Yogi Bear cartoon when I was little. It actually had a pretty prominent role in our lives – my mom made us sweaters of the characters and everything – but I don’t remember actually liking it that much. Yogi is annoying. And yet the annoyingness of the original Yogi doesn’t hold a candle to this. Live action CGI blended Justin Timberlake bear? WHY?! Oh pie in the face, ooh, what an original joke. This is even worse than those Garfield movies. I don’t care if it’s in 3D. That just makes it worse, because it means it’s three dollars extra. No thanks.